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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911005/adsorption-as-a-contributor-for-inflammatory-mediators-removal-by-different-hemofiltration-membranes-a-pilot-study
#1
Benjamin Malard, Nans Florens, Corine Lambert, Laurent Juillard
Atherosclerosis is an important predictor of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with a wide inflammatory response. The aim of this study is to evaluate in vitro how different membranes can remove mediators associated with this pathology in a closed loop dialysis model. We performed experimental hemofiltration in vitro using three different membrane materials. Human plasma was preliminarily incubated with various inflammatory mediators and filtered in a closed loop circulation model for 240 min...
December 2, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896819/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-outcomes-after-the-comprehensive-stage-ii-procedure-in-patients-with-single-ventricles
#2
Daniel Gomez, Vicky Duffy, Diane Hersey, Carl Backes, Peter Rycus, Patrick McConnell, Jordan Voss, Mark Galantowicz, Clifford L Cua
Outcomes for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have been described for patients with single ventricle physiology (SVP) undergoing cavopulmonary connection (Glenn procedure). An alternative surgical pathway for patients with SVP consists of an initial hybrid procedure followed by a comprehensive Stage II procedure. No data exist describing the outcomes of patients requiring ECMO after the comprehensive Stage II procedure. The goal of this study is to describe the outcomes for patients who required ECMO after the comprehensive Stage II procedure...
November 29, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892596/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-trauma-versus-nontrauma-patients-with-noninfectious-acute-respiratory-failure
#3
Hyoung Soo Kim, Sang Ook Ha, Sang Jin Han, Hyun-Sook Kim, Sun Hee Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Sunghoon Park
The utility of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of noninfectious origin remains unclear. Data on patients with ARDS of noninfectious origin who underwent ECMO were reviewed retrospectively. We compared the pre-ECMO characteristics and hospital outcomes of patients with traumatic and nontraumatic ARDS. In total, 23 patients (trauma, n = 9; nontrauma, n = 14) were included in the study. The mean patient age was 42 years, there were three females, and the mean pre-ECMO Simplified Acute Physiologic Score (SAPS) II was 60...
November 28, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878837/thrombotic-depositions-on-right-impeller-of-double-ended-centrifugal-total-artificial-heart-in-vivo
#4
Jamshid H Karimov, David J Horvath, Shinji Okano, Mark Goodin, Gengo Sunagawa, Nicole Byram, Nader Moazami, Leonard A R Golding, Kiyotaka Fukamachi
The development of total artificial heart devices is a complex undertaking that includes chronic biocompatibility assessment of the device. It is considered particularly important to assess whether device design and features can be compatible long term in a biological environment. As part of the development program for the Cleveland Clinic continuous-flow total artificial heart (CFTAH), we evaluated the device for signs of thrombosis and biological material deposition in four animals that had achieved the intended 14-, 30-, or 90-day durations in each respective experiment...
November 23, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878830/clinical-assessment-of-histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate-solution-and-modified-st-thomas-solution-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
#5
Zhao-Hui Wang, Yong An, Ming-Cheng Du, Ting-Jiang Qin, Yin-Bei Liu, Hong-Zhen Xu, Li-Qun Yang
The objective of this study is to compare the myocardium protective effect of Bretschneider's histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution versus Modified St. Thomas' (STH) solution in pediatric cardiac surgery of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Seventy-seven pediatric patients of TOF who received the total surgical repair were reviewed, from January 2014 to October 2015. A horizontal comparison between HTK solution and modified STH solution has been made since the HTK solutions were started to be used in our hospital...
November 22, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873344/impact-of-residual-mitral-regurgitation-on-right-ventricular-systolic-function-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#6
Serkan Ertugay, Hatice S Kemal, Umit Kahraman, Catagay Engin, Sanem Nalbantgil, Tahir Yagdi, Mustafa Ozbaran
Significant mitral regurgitation (MR) is thought to decrease after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, and therefore repair of mitral valve is not indicated in current practice. However, residual moderate and severe MR leads to pulmonary artery pressure increase, thereby resulting in right ventricular (RV) dysfunction during follow-up. We examined the impact of residual MR on systolic function of the right ventricle by echocardiography after LVAD implantation. This study included 90 patients (mean age: 51...
November 22, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873328/liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-improves-tumor-oxygenation-as-detected-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-colon-carcinoma-in-mice
#7
Fumio Kawaguchi, Akira T Kawaguchi, Chieko Murayama, Akemi Kamijo, Munetaka Haida
Liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin (LEH) with high (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) or low O2 affinity (l-LEH, P50 O2  = 40 mm Hg) may improve O2 delivery to sensitize tumor tissues for radiotherapy. A total of 10 mL/kg of h-LEH, l-LEH, red blood cells (RBCs), or saline was infused in mice transplanted with murine colon carcinoma with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) detectors set at the tumor (right leg) and intact muscle (left leg). NIRS recorded changes in the amount of oxyhemoglobin (oxyHb), deoxyhemoglobin (deoxyHb), and their sum (tHb) with the animals spontaneously breathing room air (10 min), pure O2 (5 min), and then back to room air...
November 22, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873336/a-comparison-of-two-surgical-techniques-for-the-second-stage-of-brachiobasilic-arteriovenous-fistula-creation
#8
Raffaella Mauro, Rodolfo Pini, Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Gabriele Donati, Gianluca Faggioli, Mauro Gargiulo, Antonio Freyrie, Gaetano La Manna, Andrea Stella
Two-stage transposed brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula is a common procedure after brachiobasilic fistula (BBF) creation. Different techniques can be used for basilic vein transposition but few comparative literature reports are available. The aim of our study was to compare two different techniques for basilic vein transposition. The first maintains the BBF anastomosis and the basilic vein is placed in a subcutaneous pocket (BBAVF). The second transects the basilic vein at the BBF anastomosis and tunnels it superficially, with a new BBF in the brachial artery (BBAVFTn)...
November 21, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873331/low-tidal-volume-reduces-lung-inflammation-induced-by-liquid-ventilation-in-piglets-with-severe-lung-injury
#9
Lijun Jiang, Huizhen Feng, Xiaofan Chen, Kaifeng Liang, Chengyao Ni
Total liquid ventilation (TLV) is an alternative treatment for severe lung injury. High tidal volume is usually required for TLV to maintain adequate CO2 clearance. However, high tidal volume may cause alveolar barotrauma. We aim to investigate the effect of low tidal volume on pulmonary inflammation in piglets with lung injury and under TLV. After the establishment of acute lung injury model by infusing lipopolysaccharide, 12 piglets were randomly divided into two groups, TLV with high tidal volume (25 mL/kg) or with low tidal volume (6 mL/kg) for 240 min, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862035/does-an-open-recirculation-line-affect-the-flow-rate-and-pressure-in-a-neonatal-extracorporeal-life-support-circuit-with-a-centrifugal-or-roller-pump
#10
Shigang Wang, Shannon B Spencer, Karl Woitas, Kristen Glass, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of an open or closed recirculation line on flow rate, circuit pressure, and hemodynamic energy transmission in simulated neonatal extracorporeal life support (ECLS) systems. The two neonatal ECLS circuits consisted of a Maquet HL20 roller pump (RP group) or a RotaFlow centrifugal pump (CP group), Quadrox-iD Pediatric oxygenator, and Biomedicus arterial and venous cannulae (8 Fr and 10 Fr) primed with lactated Ringer's solution and packed red blood cells (hematocrit 35%)...
November 15, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862058/translation-of-first-north-american-50-and-70-cc-total-artificial-heart-virtual-and-clinical-implantations-utility-of-3d-computed-tomography-to-test-fit-devices
#11
Alice S Ferng, Isabel Oliva, Clinton Jokerst, Ryan Avery, Alana M Connell, Phat L Tran, Richard G Smith, Zain Khalpey
Since the creation of SynCardia's 50 cc Total Artificial Hearts (TAHs), patients with irreversible biventricular failure now have two sizing options. Herein, a case series of three patients who have undergone successful 50 and 70 cc TAH implantation with complete closure of the chest cavity utilizing preoperative "virtual implantation" of different sized devices for surgical planning are presented. Computed tomography (CT) images were used for preoperative planning prior to TAH implantation. Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of preoperative chest CT images were generated and both 50 and 70 cc TAHs were virtually implanted into patients' thoracic cavities...
November 10, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859427/citrate-buffered-dialysis-solution-citrasate-allows-avoidance-of-anticoagulation-during-intermittent-hemodiafiltration-at-the-cost-of-decreased-performance-and-systemic-biocompatibility
#12
Pavlina Richtrova, Jan Mares, Lukas Kielberger, Ladislav Trefil, Jaromir Eiselt, Tomas Reischig
Reportedly, citrate-based dialysis solution enables heparin dose tapering or even complete exclusion, particularly in postdilution hemodiafiltration (HDF). The aim of the study was to verify this strategy in predilution setting and to assess its short-term safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility. Ten regular hemodialysis patients were assigned to predilution HDF on acetate- and citrate-based dialysis solutions (0.8 mmol/l trisodium citrate) at random order. Acetate HDF was performed using routine dose of heparin while citrate HDF was heparin free...
November 10, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862079/discarded-livers-find-a-new-life-engineered-liver-grafts-using-hepatocytes-recovered-from-marginal-livers
#13
Basak E Uygun, Maria-Louisa Izamis, Maria Jaramillo, Yibin Chen, Gavrielle Price, Sinan Ozer, Martin L Yarmush
Treatment for end-stage liver failure is restricted by the critical shortage of donor organs; about 4000 people die in the USA while waiting for a transplantable organ. This situation has been a major driving force behind the rise of tissue engineering to build artificial tissues/organs. Recent advancements in creating transplantable liver grafts using decellularized liver scaffolds bring the field closer to clinical translation. However, a source of readily available and highly functional adult hepatocytes in adequate numbers for regenerative liver therapies still remains unclear...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862075/minimally-invasive-implantation-of-heartware-assist-device-and-simultaneous-tricuspid-valve-reconstruction-through-partial-upper-sternotomy
#14
Julia Hillebrand, Andreas Hoffmeier, Tonny Djie Tiong Tjan, Juergen R Sindermann, Christoph Schmidt, Sven Martens, Mirela Scherer
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is a well-established therapy to support patients with end-stage heart failure. However, the operative procedure is associated with severe trauma. Third generation LVADs like the HeartWare assist device (HeartWare, Inc., Framingham, MA, USA) are characterized by enhanced technology despite smaller size. These devices offer new minimally invasive surgical options. Tricuspid regurgitation requiring valve repair is frequent in patients with the need for mechanical circulatory support as it is strongly associated with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862040/central-extracorporeal-life-support-with-left-ventricular-decompression-to-berlin-heart-excor-a-reliable-bridge-to-bridge-strategy-in-crash-and-burn-patients
#15
Alexander Weymann, Mina Farag, Anton Sabashnikov, Javid Fatullayev, Mohamed Zeriouh, Bastian Schmack, Rawa Arif, Florian Müller, Christina Alt, Philip Raake, Nikhil Prakash Patil, Aron-Frederik Popov, Andre Rüdiger Simon, Matthias Karck, Arjang Ruhparwar
The aim of this study was to compare patients with severe biventricular heart failure who underwent Berlin Heart Excor implantation with (cardiogenic shock [CS] status) or without the need for preoperative extracorporeal life support (ECLS) as a bridge to long-term device. A total of 40 consecutive patients with severe biventricular heart failure underwent Berlin Heart Excor implantation with (CS status, n = 20, 50%) or without (control, n = 20, 50%) the need for preoperative ECLS as a bridge to long-term device from March 2007 to May 2015 at our institution...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862029/creatinine-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-and-cystatin-c-in-determining-acute-kidney-injury-after-heart-operations-using-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#16
Jurij Matija Kališnik, Eva Hrovat, Alenka Hrastovec, Janez Žibert, Aleš Jerin, Milan Skitek, Giuseppe Santarpino, Tomislav Klokocovnik
Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents frequent complication after cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In the hope to enhance earlier more reliable characterization of AKI, we tested the utility of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and cystatin C (CysC) in addition to standard creatinine for early determination of AKI after cardiac surgery using CPB. Forty-one patients met the inclusion criteria. Arterial blood samples collected after induction of general anesthesia were used as baseline, further sampling occurred at CPB termination, 2 h after CPB, on the first and second day after surgery...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862027/surgical-transapical-approach-for-prosthetic-mitral-paravalvular-leak-closure-early-results
#17
Unal Aydin, Onur Sen, Ersin Kadirogullari, Burak Onan, Aydin Yildirim, Ihsan Bakir
The objective is to demonstrate safety and early clinical results of surgical transapical closure of paravalvular leaks (PVLs) following mitral valve replacement in significant regurgitation. Between March 2014 and February 2015, 12 patients (mean age 52.1 ± 6.0 years, 66.6% male) with severe symptomatic mitral PVLs (n = 13) underwent surgical transapical closure procedure through left mini-thoracotomy. All patients were in NYHA functional class III-IV and median logistic EuroSCORE was 24.2 ± 6...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859378/mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-for-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
REVIEW
Steven G Chopski, William B Moskowitz, Randy M Stevens, Amy L Throckmorton
The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices is a viable therapeutic treatment option for patients with congestive heart failure. Ventricular assist devices, cavopulmonary assist devices, and total artificial heart pumps continue to gain acceptance as viable treatment strategies for both adults and pediatric patients as bridge-to-transplant, bridge-to-recovery, and longer-term circulatory support alternatives. We present a review of the current and future MCS devices for patients having congenital heart disease (CHD) with biventricular or univentricular circulations...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859372/numerical-analyses-for-low-reynolds-flow-in-a-ventricular-assist-device
#19
Guilherme Lopes, Eduardo Bock, Luben Gómez
Scientific and technological advances in blood pump developments have been driven by their importance in cardiac patient treatments and in the expansion of life quality in assisted people. To improve and optimize the design and development, numerical tools were incorporated into the analyses of these mechanisms and have become indispensable in their advances. This study analyzes the flow behavior with low impeller Reynolds number, for which there is no consensus on the full development of turbulence in ventricular assist devices (VAD)...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859357/postoperative-ambulatory-performance-status-significantly-affects-implant-failure-rate-among-surgical-treatment-strategies-in-patients-with-proximal-femur-metastasis
#20
Shang-Wen Tsai, Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Ming-Chau Chang, Wei-Ming Chen
Surgical treatment strategies for proximal femur metastasis have been reported with mixed results. Little is known about risk factor for implant failure except for longer patient survival. Therefore, we determined whether implant survivorship differed among treatment strategies, as well as risk factors for implant failure. We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive 106 patients with proximal femur metastasis treated with prosthesis replacement (n = 38), intramedullary nail (n = 32), and dynamic hip screw (DHS) (n = 36)...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
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